Archive for December 21st, 2008


Ladies Boof Clinic Instruction Video Coming Soon…

About six months ago, James and I co-ordinated a ladies boof clinic, run in conjuction with PDXgirlpaddler and With a bit of free time on my hands, work has begun on editing the video. I’ll have something up here soon- including all the fantastic instruction James gave. Stay tuned…

Photo: James and Lisa on Beaver Falls on McDowell Creek.


Hurley Classic Freestyle Event- Video

Joe and I headed to Hurley at even earlier ‘o’clock on Sunday. We were lucky that the Scouts were providing hot sausage and bacon rolls and tea to help the day off to a good start. The Thames had risen over night and we found Hurley on 4 gates.

Photo: Joe going for a phonix monkey in his heat

At this level, the green wave was gone and it became quite the hole, though still fairly friendly at gates 1 and 2. Heats began promply at about 10:30 am and finished at about 2 pm, ready for the finals. It was great to see every variety of paddler participating, from intermediate to expert, C1 and K1, juniors, masters, ladies and men. Click here for the results.


Photos (L to R):  Lee Pyke, demonstrating that one blade is just as good as two; Guru Flea, showing us how its done; me hanging on for the ride, trying not to flip and/or flush.


 Photo:14 year old Tash, tearing it up into second place Ladies, first junior!

Here’s a video of some of the rides over the weekend

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A great event- Thanks go to Jacko, Judges, TVF, Scouts, Square Rock.